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10

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19

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7

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5

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7

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15

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32

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46

Online & Mobile

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5

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4

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1

Entertainment Content

6

Exhibitions, Conferences, Events

3

Internet Media

4

Marketing

9
Software

Consumer Software

5

Niche Software

31

Infrastructure Software

4

Business Software

6
Online & Mobile

E-Commerce

12

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3

E-Marketing & Search

13

Communications

9

SaaS & Cloud

13

Education

7

Finance

10

Healthcare

3

Entertainment

12

Media & Marketing

33

Software

45

Online & Mobile

65

IT Consulting & Services

8

Private Equity

23

Miscellaneous

2
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3

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Health IT

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Film and TV

2

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2

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1

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1

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4
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3

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1

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6

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2

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9

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12
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Consumer Software

9

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27

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5
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18

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7

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15

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4

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21

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7

Finance

11

Healthcare

2

Entertainment

18

Media & Marketing

41

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38

Online & Mobile

55

IT Consulting & Services

23

Private Equity

17

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3
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1

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1

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Capital Markets

5

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3
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Pharma IT

2
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Broadcasting

3

Film and TV

4

Internet

4

Leisure

1

Publishing

6
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B2B Publishing and Information

6

Consumer Publishing

6

Broadcasting

3

Entertainment Content

1

Exhibitions, Conferences, Events

1

Internet Media

8

Marketing

16
Software

Niche Software

25

Infrastructure Software

6

Business Software

7
Online & Mobile

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10

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5

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15

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closed 11/22/2017 via PR Newswire

Ambow Education, acquired Bay State College

synopsis: Ambow Education announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ambow BSC Inc., has acquired Bay State College. Bay State is a private college whose mission is to prepare students for successful careers and global citizenship through academic rigor and individualized support. Bay State College has a range of associate's degree and certificate programs.
buyer: Ambow Education(AMBO:$0.00)
Ambow Education is a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, offering high-quality, individualized services and products. With its extensive network of regional service hubs complemented by a dynamic proprietary learning platform and distributors.
target parent: Educor, Inc.
target: Bay State College
Bay State College is a private college whose mission is to prepare students for successful careers and global citizenship through academic rigor and individualized support. Bay State College has a range of associate's degree and certificate programs.
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closed 11/22/2017 via PR Newswire

Special Investigations Limited Company, acquired Enterprise Applications, Inc.

synopsis: Special Investigations Limited Company announced the acquisition of Enterprise Applications, Inc., a leading-edge information technology corporation based in Fairfax County, Virginia. Enterprise Applications provides a comprehensive range of information technology and business process optimization solutions for businesses and government agencies.
closed 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired PCMS

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has backed the management buyout of PCMS Group. Tony Houldsworth, PCMS Group CEO, acquired the company from its founder. PCMS is a leading provider of point-of-sale software for major retailers. It offers a unified commerce software platform for in-store selling systems such as POS, automated checkout and self-scan.
closed 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Myndshft Direct, acquired Order Simplicity, LLC

synopsis: Myndshft Direct announced its acquisition of Order Simplicity, a powerfully complete order management system designed to meet each individual client's specific needs. All of the system's modules interface with the industry's leading eCommerce Platforms, ERP Systems, Call Centers and Payment Gateways giving clients a full omni channel system.
announced 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

OmniComm Systems, Inc., will acquire Algorics

synopsis: OmniComm Systems, Inc., a leading strategic software solutions provider to the life sciences industry, is to acquire Algorics, a company that provides innovative risk-based monitoring and clinical analytics solutions and software to the global life sciences industry with consistent and reliable quality.
announced 11/22/2017 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., will acquire Oxyma Group

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oxyma Group, a leading performance marketing agency in the Netherlands and Dubai. Post-acquisition, Oxyma will be rebranded as Merkle, and all agencies as a Merkle company. Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency.
closed 11/22/2017 via PR Web

The Relationship Realist merged with ForeverHer,

synopsis: The Relationship Realist, a national blog devoted to advice, humor and coaching on all aspects of relationships for women, has merged with ForeverHer, a leading online community sharing advice for women to stay forever fit, young and fabulous. The Relationship Realist is dedicated to shedding a realistic approach to achieving ideal relationships.
closed 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

arvato Systems, acquired Vidispine AB

synopsis: Arvato Systems Group has acquired 100% of the company shares of Vidispine AB. Vidispine develops and distributes solutions for the management of digital content, primarily videos, and supports both companies from the media sector as well as well-known customers from other industries.
closed 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Musti ja Mirri Oy, acquired Animail

synopsis: Musti ja Mirri, the largest pet specialty retailer in the Nordics, has acquired Animail from Verdane Captial, a Nordic private equity firm. Animail is a leading online pet store in Sweden. They offer over 8000 different products, including pet food, toys, treats, supplements, clothing, healthcare products, and more.
closed 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

fischerAppelt AG, acquired Heldth

synopsis: The communications agency Fischer-Appelt has acquired Heldth, a sophisticated lifestyle digital magazine that targets men. Founded in 2013, Heldth provides carefully selected product recommendations for men who value good products, seek a balance between trends and classics, and most of all, enjoy a good life.
closed 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

PAG, acquired Zhenai Inc.

synopsis: PAG Asia Capital, an Asian alternative investment management group, has acquired a majority stake in Zhenai Inc., a leading provider of online dating and matchmaking services in China. Zhenai provides integrated Internet and telephone matchmaking services to China's rapidly growing single population who are looking for long-term relationships.
announced 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

SFC Co.,Ltd., will acquire Villy Inc.

synopsis: South Korea’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending service startup Villy was acquired by Kosdaq-listed solar backsheet manufacturer SFC Co. Founded in April 2015, Villy boasts 80.5 billion won worth cumulative loan, 36,000 cases of investment and 5,460 investors. Villy will be a subsidiary of SFC with its 100 percent stake owned by the latter.
closed 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

dotDigital Group PLC, acquired Comapi

synopsis: dotDigital Group Plc, a leading provider of email marketing and other SaaS related technology services to digital marketing professionals, has acquired Comapi. Comapi provides a scalable software platform that allows businesses to communicate with their consumers across multiple conversational messaging channels.
closed 11/21/2017 via Market Wire

B2Digital, Inc., acquired Colosseum Combat LLC

synopsis: B2Digital has acquired Colosseum Combat LLC. Colosseum Combat is Indiana's premier Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fight Promotion Company. They are sanctioned by the Indiana Gaming Commission, and provide the best in MMA fighting with the highest level of professional service.
closed 11/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Millwright Holdings, acquired Warner Communications

synopsis: Millwright Holdings, LLC has acquired Warner Communications, an agency that provides strategic integrated communications services, including corporate and product communications, public relations, media relations, social media marketing and measurement, promotions, special events, product introductions, crisis management.
closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

MBN Events, acquired UK Investor Show Ltd.

synopsis: MBN Events, via their subsidiary Premier Team Promotions, acquired UK Investor Show Ltd. UK Investor Show is the UK’s top one day event for private investors serious about making money from shares. They regularly showcase the very best speakers in the investment business, including Nigel Wray, Tom Winnifrith, Mark Slater, Paul Scott and more.
closed 11/20/2017 via PR Web

PlanHub, Inc., acquired EliteProNet

synopsis: PlanHub announced that it has completed the acquisition of EliteProNet, a membership based construction lead generation platform that facilitates the commercial construction bidding process between general contractors and subcontractors. They match projects with quality contractors using the most sophisticated online platform in the industry.
announced 11/20/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Hope Well Capital Corp., will acquire Payfare Inc.

synopsis: Hope Well Capital Corp., a capital pool company, has entered into a letter of intent pursuant to which it proposes to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Payfare, Inc., a financial technology company providing mobile banking and micro-lending for the next-generation earner in the cashless, on-demand economy.
announced 11/20/2017 via Market Wire

Kuuhubb, will acquire Neybers AB

synopsis: Kuuhubb Inc. announced that it has signed a term sheet to acquire Neybers, an interior design app where users can play with photo quality items from real brands. Neybers is the only app that lets users decorate using a vast range of modern and stylish products from real brands and designers.
closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Direct Equity International, acquired Green Touch Awareness

synopsis: Direct Equity International has acquired Green Touch Awareness. Green Touch Awareness is focused on in-house Business Incubation / Start-up and Project Development, as well as being a Digital Services Company providing Brand Management and Business-to-Business online and offline services to public, private, and non-profit companies.
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
announced 11/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Roche Ltd, will acquire Viewics, Inc.

synopsis: Roche announced an agreement with Viewics, Inc., a privately held software company focused on laboratory business analytics. The Viewics solution allows for efficient integration of big data from a variety of IT systems in the laboratory and beyond, pioneering a new way in extracting, cleansing, transforming and augmenting data.
buyer: Roche Ltd
Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare.
target: Viewics, Inc.
California-based Viewics Inc. is a software company that focuses on laboratory business analytics. The Viewics solution allows for efficient integration of big data from a variety of IT systems in the laboratory and beyond.
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closed 11/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

THQ Nordic AB, acquired Experiment 101 AB

synopsis: THQ Nordic, a company that acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games, has acquired Experiment 101 from Goodbye Kansas, a group of companies that offer integrated services for feature films, TV, commercials, games and game trailers. Experiment 101 is an independent game development studio based in Stockholm, Sweden.
closed 11/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Soundtrap AB

synopsis: Spotify has acquired Soundtrap, a cloud-based digital audio workstation. Soundtrap, which launched in 2015 after a few years of beta testing, offers users an online music studio and the ability to collaborate with others in real time.
closed 11/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Upland Software, acquired Qvidian

synopsis: Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software, announced that it has acquired Qvidian Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based RFP and Sales Proposal automation software.
closed 11/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

telkomsigma, acquired BOSNET Distribution Indonesia

synopsis: Telkom Indonesia, a telecommunication and network services provider, has acquired a 60% stake in BOSNET Distribution Indonesia through its subsidiary telkomsigma, an integrated End-to-End ICT Solutions company. BOSNET Distribution Indonesia provides a distribution management system for fast moving consumer goods distribution companies.
closed 11/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Arkive, acquired Data Management Business Records

synopsis: ARKIVE, an information management company, finalized the acquisition of Data Management Business Records (DMBR) in Macon, Georgia, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Data Management Business Records is a full-service solution for off-site document and data storage, scanning services and document destruction.
closed 11/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Giles-Parscale, Inc., acquired WebTegrity, LLC

synopsis: CloudCommerce, a global provider of cloud-driven e-commerce and mobile commerce solutions, announced that its subsidiary Giles-Parscale has acquired WebTegrity, a provider of enterprise digital marketing services based in San Antonio, Texas. Incorporated in 2012, WebTegrity creates custom WordPress websites and drive online marketing for clients.
closed 11/17/2017 via Company Press Release

UL, Inc, acquired ChemADVISOR

synopsis: UL has acquired ChemADVISOR. ChemADVISOR is a leading provider of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation information & regulatory compliance solutions to the global chemical-based manufacturing industry. The company offers database products, training programs and consulting services for handling hazardous materials.
closed 11/17/2017 via PE Hub

Alogent Corporation, acquired Jwaala Inc.

synopsis: Alogent, which is backed by Battery Ventures, has acquired Austin, Texas-based Jwaala LLC, a provider of digital banking solutions for U.S. financial institutions.
closed 11/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Thomas Anargyros, purchased French Television Activity from EuropaCorp

synopsis: EuropaCorp Television has sold business assets related to French television production activity to Thomas Anargyros, the CEO of EuropaCorp Television. The assets include the French-language TV productions of the company, and certain English-language TV series and TV films.
announced 11/16/2017 via Reuters

Yahoo Japan Corporation, will acquire Classified Corporation

synopsis: Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online search engine, is to acquire 66 percent stake in Classified Corporation, a company that operates as an online ad agency specialized in planning and selling classified-style ads.
closed 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Airbnb, acquired AdBasis

synopsis: Airbnb, a trusted community marketplace that allows people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world, has acquired AdBasis, a controlled testing environment and analytics tool for companies to conduct A/B and multivariate tests on search, display & mobile ads.
announced 11/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Tricor Group, will acquire Orisoft Technology Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Tricor Group, Asia's leading provider of integrated business, corporate and investor services, will acquire Orisoft Technology, a leading provider of Human Capital Management technology solutions in Asia. Orisoft's solutions are highly scalable, empowering small and large businesses to operate efficiently in the area of people management.
closed 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zipjet, acquired Cleanio Services, SAS

synopsis: Zipjet announced the acquisition of the French competitor Cleanio Services, SAS. Cleanio is an online on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service. They provide an application that customers can use to book dry cleaning, washing and folding that can be rapidly executed and delivered within 48 hours of the initial order.
announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

DIP Corporation, will acquire BANQ Co., Ltd.

synopsis: DIP Corporation will acquire 70 percent stake in BANQ Corporation from Fotizo Inc. BANQ, based in Japan, is a web application developer for alternative financial services. BANQ offers “Hobo Hibarai Kun,” an on-demand salary service in which users are able to receive salary for their work without waiting for payday.
announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Redcar & Cleveland College will be merged with Stockton Riverside College,

synopsis: Redcar & Cleveland College, a Further Education provider in the Tees Valley, is going to merge with nearby counterpart Stockton Riverside College. Redcar & Cleveland College delivers an exciting range of full and part-time vocational training courses, from entry level through to higher level qualifications.
announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

MYOB Limited, will purchase Accountants Practice Management Division from Reckon Limited

synopsis: Australian cloud accounting provider Reckon announced the sale of its Accountants Practice Management division to MYOB. Reckon's Accountants Practice Management division provides accounting, tax compliance and related software to more than 4,000 large and small accounting practices in Australia and New Zealand.
closed 11/16/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Visible Alpha, acquired Alpha Exchange

synopsis: Visible Alpha has acquired Alpha Exchange, an innovative research discovery and management platform for investment professionals. The addition of Alpha Exchange’s advanced technology platform will create a unified consumption and collaboration experience across research reports, analyst models and corporate access events.
closed 11/16/2017 via Reuters

Airbnb, acquired Accomable

synopsis: Airbnb, a trusted community marketplace that allows people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world, has acquired Accomable, an online platform that helps people with mobility difficulties find accessible homes, apartments, swaps, and holiday rentals available around the world.
announced 11/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Williams-Sonoma, Inc., will acquire Outward Inc.

synopsis: Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Outward, a leading 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry.
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 11/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Green House Data, acquired Ajubeo LLC

synopsis: Green House Data, a provider of data center services primarily in tier 2 US data center markets, has acquired Ajubeo, a privately held provider of cloud infrastructure services hosted in data centers in two secondary US markets and two markets in Germany.
buyer: Green House Data
Green House Data is a cloud hosting and colocation services provider with highly energy efficient, green data centers located across the country and supported by a 15 Minute Hear from a HumanSM SLA.
target parent: Grey Mountain Partners
target: Ajubeo LLC
Ajubeo provides the highest quality Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud platform by fusing the best technology with inspired innovation from experienced IT executives. Their Cloud platform creates value for discerning enterprises by delivering maximum agility, security, reliability, and connectivity.
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announced 11/10/2017 via BusinessWire

NEXON Co., Ltd., will acquire Pixelberry Studios

synopsis: NEXON announced that its consolidated subsidiary, NEXON Korea Corporation, through its subsidiary Nexon US Holding Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Pixelberry Studios, a leading developer in interactive narrative mobiles games. Pixelberry Studios is the mobile studio behind Choices: Stories You Play, a Top 25 Game on iOS and Android.
closed 11/10/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ExploreLearning, acquired Cogent Education

synopsis: ExploreLearning announced that it has acquired Athens, Georgia–based startup, IS3D, LLC, developers of Cogent Education™ Interactive Cases™—dynamic online experiences that put students in the role of a STEM professional tasked with solving a real-world problem.
announced 11/10/2017 via PR Newswire

musical.ly will be merged with Toutiao,

synopsis: Bytedance, creator of Toutiao, and Musical.ly have signed an agreement for Musical.ly to merge with Bytedance. musical.ly is a social media platform for creating and sharing short videos. People around the world use musical.ly as an outlet for creative expression and communication with friends.
closed 11/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Eque2 Limited, acquired Eque2 Limited

synopsis: Richard Beaton, Chairman of Eque2, and UK-based mid-market private equity investor LDC have completed the management buyout of Eque2 from Livingbridge, a mid-market private equity firm. LDC has taken a minority stake in Eque2. Eque2 is a provider of business management software to the construction and contracting industries.
closed 11/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Converge Technology Partners Inc., acquired Northern Micro

synopsis: Converge Technology Partners has completed the acquisition of Northern Micro. Based in Canada, Northern Micro is the premier provider of Information Technology hardware – from client devices like notebooks and desktops, to data center infrastructure. They create IT solutions that solve unique business challenges.
closed 11/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Phonon.in, acquired iDelivr

synopsis: Phonon.in, a provider of automated customer interaction solutions for businesses in India, has acquired iDelivr, a company that builds industry-specific chatbots that mimic human-like interactions using technologies like AI. iDelivr's chatbots have been used by companies in industries such as banking, financial services, insurance and mutual fund.
announced 11/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Verivox GmbH, will acquire Aboalarm GmbH

synopsis: Verivox GmbH, a company that offers online price comparison solutions, has acquired Aboalarm GmbH, a company that develops and provides a mobile app for cancellation, revoking, and managing contracts with providers of services. Both companies are based in Germany.
announced 11/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Be Heard Group plc, will acquire The Corner

synopsis: Be Heard, a digital marketing services group, will acquire The Corner, an award winning advertising agency in London that has a focus on brand and creative strategy, communication planning, digital design and social marketing. The Corner has worked with brands such as Adidas, L’Oreal, Toys R Us, jackpotjoy, National Geographic and more.
announced 11/9/2017 via PE Hub

Eurazeo, will acquire WorldStrides

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company listed in Paris, in partnership with Primavera Capital Group, a major China-based investment firm, has entered into an agreement to invest in WorldStrides, a premier experiential education provider serving students of all ages. Eurazeo will acquire a majority stake in WorldStrides.
closed 11/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired Rebmark Legal Solutions Limited

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, announced it has acquired Rebmark Legal Solutions Ltd., a leading provider of injury claims solutions based in Sheffield, England. Rebmark has a portfolio of injury claims software, as well as a number of bespoke software solutions commissioned by a range of leading law firms and insurers.
closed 11/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Skyscanner, acquired Twizoo Ltd.

synopsis: Skyscanner, a leading global travel search site, has acquired Twizoo, the world’s largest, non-stop source of user-generated content from social media. Twizoo's Social Content Platform uses artificial intelligence to gather and display the user generated content that will resonate most with their client's audience, inspiring them to convert.
closed 11/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Ablak Holdings, acquired Tulumba.com

synopsis: Pittsburgh-based Ablak Holdings, a holding company specializing in the acquisition, startup, and operations of franchised and eCommerce businesses, has acquired Tulumba.com, a specialty online store focused on providing high-quality international Turkish foods, products, and services.
closed 11/9/2017 via PE Hub

Taliance SAS, acquired Taliance SAS

synopsis: Capzanine, is selling its stake in Taliance, following the latter’s reorganisation of its capital and its reacquisition by the management. Taliance creates, develops and distributes the first software solution for modelling alternative investment portfolios, combining the flexibility and the security that these specific assets require.
closed 11/9/2017 via DGAP

Eventim, acquired Friends and Partners

synopsis: CTS Eventim, one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment, acquired 60 percent of the shares in Friends and Partners, one of the leading providers of Ticketing, Live Entertainment and Music TV productions in Italy.
announced 11/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, will acquire BeyondBits Media Ltd.

synopsis: Catena Media has announced the agreement of a deal to purchase the assets of Malta-based company Beyondbits Media Limited. BeyondBits is an online Marketing company focusing on Financial Services. Their editorial expertise covers investing as well as trading in stocks, Forex, CFDs or alternative financial instruments.
closed 11/9/2017 via BusinessWire

Hirschfeld Marketing, acquired Bulldawg Marketing

synopsis: Hirschfeld Marketing Solutions (HMS), event architects that help brands connect to their consumers through hospitality, sampling, mobile tours and other event activations, announced the acquisition of Bulldawg Marketing, a fully integrated marketing agency that is known for its outstanding reputation in the NASCAR industry.
announced 11/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Electronic Arts Inc., will acquire Respawn Entertainment, LLC

synopsis: Electronic Arts Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Respawn Entertainment, LLC, a leading independent game development studio and creators of AAA shooter and action games. Respawn brings to EA the proven leadership and studio talent behind Titanfall and Titanfall 2, two of the most highly-rated shooter titles.
announced 11/9/2017 via PR Newswire

LiveReach Media, will acquire NewFusion

synopsis: Silicon Valley-based LiveReach Media, the leader in analytics for place understanding and advertising, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in NewFusion, a Belgium-based leading digital marketing company providing best in class technology and tailored services to leading companies throughout Europe.
closed 11/9/2017 via BusinessWire

Talend, acquired Restlet SAS

synopsis: Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, announced its acquisition of all outstanding shares of Restlet SAS, a cloud-based API design and testing platform. Restlet’s technology will complement Talend Data Fabric’s existing ability to integrate, transform, govern and share enterprise data.
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

QuoteWizard, acquired RateElert, Inc.

synopsis: Insurance comparison startup QuoteWizard has acquired insurance shopping site RateElert. RateElert provides many consumers rate transparency that they never had before the Internet existed. The company’s flagship product, RATEKICK, is a comparison platform designed for an easier way for consumers to shop for insurance.
buyer: QuoteWizard
QuoteWizard is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with thousands of qualified agents as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, and health insurance.
target: RateElert, Inc.
RateElert, Inc. is a catalyst for change in the online insurance industry by providing many consumers rate transparency that they never had before the Internet existed. The company’s flagship product, RATEKICK, is a comparison platform designed for an easier way for consumers to shop for insurance.
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closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

TCV Partners C.V., acquired MDM Group AG

synopsis: The investment advisors of TCV Partners have agreed with the Swiss company MDM Group. MDM Group AG, based in Switzerland, specializes in B2B ecommerce solutions and seamless 2-way ordering for brands & retailers.
closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Jafco Co., Ltd., acquired Omicale Inc.

synopsis: JAFCO Co., Ltd. has announced that it has acquired the entire stake in Omicale Inc.(based in Okayama Prefecture). Omicale is a portal site for "marriage hunting" and matchmaking parties. Omicale has established itself as a leading portal providing information on over 30,000 "marriage hunting" and matchmaking parties for more than 150,000 members.
closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Grupo SEB, acquired COC Floripa

synopsis: Grupo SEB (Sistema Educacional Brasileiro), one of the most respected education groups in Brazil, has acquired an 80% stake in COC Floripa, an educational institution in Brazil that offers high school and pre-college exam preparation courses. COC Floripa offers a variety of differentiated activities, workshops, and projects to help students learn.
closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mazarine Groupe, acquired MA3 Agency

synopsis: Mazarine Groupe, a full service integrated communication group specialized in luxury, fashion and culture, has acquired MA3 Agency in New York. MA3 is a creative consultancy cultivating an inimitable style of full-service branding programs designed to provide positive consumer activation, experience and engagement with forward-thinking brands.
announced 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Denton Record-Chronicle, will acquire Denton Record-Chronicle

synopsis: The publisher of the Denton Record-Chronicle is purchasing the newspaper from Dallas media company A.H. Belo Corp. The Denton Record-Chronicle is the official source for news and information for Denton, Texas.
announced 10/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Link And Motivation Inc., will acquire A2media Corporation

synopsis: Link And Motivation Inc., a Japanese company which carries out management consulting, will acquire A2Media. A2media Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, is a corporate communication professional. A2media provides solutions and services for investor relations (IR).
announced 10/30/2017 via Bloomberg

Danaher Corporation, will acquire IDBS

synopsis: Danaher Corp. will buy U.K.-based software maker ID Business Solutions Ltd. (IDBS) as the U.S. science and technology company seeks to tap into the growing market for data and the Internet of things. IDBS provides a cloud-based research-and-development platform to manage data as well as connecting medical devices from labs.
announced 10/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ion Group, will acquire Aspect Enterprise Solutions

synopsis: Aspect, a UK-based global provider of cloud-based solutions for commodity trade and risk management, commodities data and decision support, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Ion Investment Group. Aspect's range of solutions are empowering enterprises of all sizes trade oil, gas, petrochemicals, metals, biofuels and more.
announced 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

TELUS International, will acquire Xavient Information Systems

synopsis: TELUS International is pleased to announce plans to acquire Xavient Information Systems, a global IT consulting and next-generation software services company. Xavient serves customers primarily in the telecommunications, media, entertainment, healthcare, and banking and financial services sectors.
closed 11/10/2017 via BusinessWire

DATA Communications Management Corp., acquired BOLDER Graphics

synopsis: DATA Communications Management Corp. announced it has acquired privately-held BOLDER Graphics, a leading western Canadian marketing communications business. Their core capabilities are in large-format digital printing, offering point of sale signage, corporate packaging, outdoor signage and vehicle graphics.
announced 10/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company will be merged with Strayer Education, Inc.,

synopsis: Strayer Education and Capella Education Company announced that they have agreed to merge. Strayer will be the remaining corporate entity under which both universities will operate. Capella is an educational services company that provides access to high-quality education through online postsecondary degree programs and job-ready skills offerings.
closed 10/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Acora, acquired Just Computing Ltd

synopsis: Acora, an innovative UK-based IT Services company with a UK and international customer base, announced it has completed the acquisition of Haywards Heath based Managed Services Provider, Just Computing. All Just employees will become part of Acora and the customers will seamlessly migrate to Acora over the coming months.
closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

DEKRA Automobil GmbH, acquired Epoche & Espri S.L.U.

synopsis: International expert organization DEKRA has acquired security testing and evaluation company Epoche & Espri S.L.U. (EE) based in Spain. EE specializes in evaluating and testing internationally recognized security standards. EE focuses on certifications in line with Common Criteria for Information Security Evaluation.
closed 10/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Clipper Magazine, acquired Sacandaga Direct Mail, LLC

synopsis: Valassis announced that Sacandaga Direct Mail, LLC will join Clipper, the Valassis-owned magazine focused on local businesses. Sacandaga Direct Mail operates Sacandaga Magazine, Amsterdam Magazine, Twin Cities Magazine, The Valley Magazine and Real Estate & Home Magazine. They are distributed in New York’s Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties.
closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

BV Investment Partners, acquired SchoolMint

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services and IT services sectors, announced the acquisition of SchoolMint. SchoolMint is a leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice systems for PreK-12 district, charter, and independent schools.
closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Fairchild Media, acquired Sourcing Journal

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, a leading digital media and information services company, and its subsidiary Fairchild Media announced the acquisition of Sourcing Journal, the premiere media brand for global executives focused on the sourcing and manufacturing industries.
closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Z Brand Group, acquired Z Brand Group

synopsis: Jeff Lizik, former C-leveled executive and CEO of the Z Brand Group, has acquired the Z Brand Group from its founder and owner, Goldie Ziskind Ostrow. Z Brand Group is an award-winning full-service marketing and advertising agency that provides experience and expertise in strategic integrated marketing, advertising, branding, digital, and more.
announced 10/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Keystone AG will be merged with Schweizerische Depeschenagentur AG (SDA),

synopsis: Two well-established companies in the Swiss media sector enter into a merger: SDA founded in 1894, Switzerland’s leading provider of news reports, and the picture agency Keystone founded in 1953, will merge to form the multimedia company KEYSTONE–SDA.
announced 10/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Tosho Printing Company, Limited, will acquire Kirihara Shoten K.K.

synopsis: Tosho Printing Company, Limited, a Japanese company engaged in the production and sale of publication and commercial printings, will acquire a 51% stake in Kirihara Shoten K.K., a publisher of educational materials for high school students in Japan. Kirihara publishes textbooks on English Language learning approved by the Japanese government.
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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